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US Army uses iron for new cutting edge energy storage

The US Army is behind a new research project at the Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory that aims to send lithium-ion batteries spinning into a new era of high capacity energy storage. Among other things, that means more wind and solar grid integration, and that’s kind of funny considering that right now DOE is […]

July 3rd

First used Tesla for sale! (Plus: Where’s Elon?)

It was inevitable. Somebody somewhere always has to have the first available new new thing and is willing to pay a premium to get it. Car dealers have been playing this game since the Eisenhower administration, slapping a surcharge on hot selling new models so they can soak those who absolutely must have the latest […]

January 2nd

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Tesla can power up Puerto Rico

Natural disasters create destruction and pain, but also open doors to opportunity. The tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan changed that country’s mind about relying on nuclear energy to create electricity. The devastation visited upon Puerto Rico and several other islands in the Caribbean this year has left their electrical grids […]

October 3rd

US Army is all-in on solar power + energy storage

The US Army will add a 1 megawatt energy storage system to accompany its 10-megawatt SunPower-built solar PV system which recently broke ground at the Redstone Arsenal US army post in Alabama. By Joshua S Hill  US-based solar company SunPower revealed on Wednesday that the US Army will be adding a 1 MW (megawatt) energy storage […]

August 26th